Iberdrola awards Areva € 620 million for Wikinger offshore park

Monday, 12 January, 2015 - 12:15
Iberdrola will use Areva turbines for its offshore wind park Wikinger. (Photo: Areva Wind GmbH)
Iberdrola will use Areva turbines for its offshore wind park Wikinger. (Photo: Areva Wind GmbH)

Iberdrola and Areva signed their largest renewables contract so far with a volume of € 620 million for the supply of wind turbines to the 350 MW offshore wind park Wikinger. In cooperation with its joint venture partner Gamesa, Areva will deliver 70 wind turbines of the M5000-135 type and provide maintenance services.

The 70 turbines delivered by France-based company Areva have a combined value of approximately € 550 million. Additionally, Areva will provide maintenance services for five years with an estimated cost of € 70 million. After the end of this 5-year-period, these services may be extended by another five years.

After a 389-MW-facility in Duddon Sands, UK, the Wikinger wind park is only the second offshore project of Iberdrola. It will cover an area of about 34 km² and total investment costs are € 1.4 billion.

The Wikinger project will be the first one where Iberdrola installs wind turbines with a capacity of 5 MW, bringing about their first offshore wind park in Germany. The M5000-135 turbines will be manufactured at the production sites of Areva in Bremerhaven and Stade in Northern Germany. Installation on jacket foundations is scheduled for 2017 and will be conducted via the port of Sassnitz.

Tanja Peschel

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